Have you been pondering your life’s purpose? If so, you’re not alone. That is at the top of my most asked question so that lead to this year’s theme – Live Purposefully in 2023. This year’s theme centers around Purpose. What it is, why it’s important, how to find it and real-world examples of how people are living their lives with purpose!. This is a monthly episode will be approx. 5 minutes.
First, I think it’s important to first define purpose. According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, purpose can be a noun and a verb:
Phrases: on purpose
: by intent : INTENTIONALLY
Why is having purpose beneficial?
According to Dr. Stephanie Hooker, a research investigator at Health Partners Institute, she defines purposeful living as, “A sense of purpose in life is the extent to which someone feels that their life has direction and has ultimate goals. A strong sense of purpose in life will look different across different people. Some people may want to contribute to their community, for others, it would be to be successful in their career, and for others it may be to take care of their families.”
How will it help you in life? Having purpose is very different than wandering aimlessly. It gives your life direction, substance & fulfillment.
It can help increase longevity. Yep, you heard that right! Research shows that finding your purpose is linked to living longer.
Why might having a life purpose lead to these health benefits? For one, it takes the focus off ourselves, and helps us both mentally and physically.
Achieving goals may not help you find the purpose of life, but knowing your purpose can help you achieve your goals. When you truly know your purpose, you’ll experience a sense of clarity like never before as you’re able to connect what you want to achieve to your ultimate fulfillment. You’ll feel passionate, driven and laser-focused. You’ll stop battling with the past and the future and start living in the present – and that’s the greatest gift you can give yourself.
Next month, I’ll share more about my personal experience in finding purpose. But in the meantime, I’ll be asking my guests to share how they are living PurposeFully in 2023, so make sure you check out my interviews!